Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There\'s never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
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Kagome was just a normal girl, until one day she fell into a well that brought her to feudal-era Japan. After encountering hordes of demons and discovering that she\'s the reincarnation of a priestess, Kagome must now journey to protect a sacred jewel from evil with the help of a half-demon named Inuyasha. Along the way they make many enemies and friends, and travel between the modern and feudal eras.
Futaba Shimeru used to be a typical, awkward teenager, eager to get closer to the opposite sex, especially his classmate, Misaki. But after suddenly transforming into a buxom female in the school bathroom, Futaba discovers that there\'s more to his genes than meets the eye! As now that Futaba is an adolescent, he has gained the unique ability of the Shimeru bloodline to transform into the opposite sex. Unfortunately for the boy, for now, these outbursts are uncontrollable and are triggered by stressful situations. And given his female alter ego must now attend the same school and fight off the advances of his peers, Futaba\'s peaceful life will never be the same!
The bumbling Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!
Natsuru used to be a typical student with a crush on Kaede, one of the school idols, until one day he awakens to discover that he’s turned into a busty girl! Having been chosen to become a Kampfer by the mysterious Moderators, Natsuru is now required to not only fight other Kampfers, but also to transform into a girl while doing so. Aided by a stuffed tiger, Natsuru must now battle it out with other boobalicious babes and continue to try to get close to Kaede – a task that will now be easier as she’s fallen for Natsuru’s female form! Can Natsuru keep his secret safe while maintaining his double life?
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>//o///< i loved this so much! I had loved the whole anime having watched it to its entierty quite a few times and finally decided to read the manga. ANd am i happy i did. I just love these two and the character is in. Ranma and Akane are one of my top couples in the anime world and reading this made me love them more. This was a great comdey and made time just fly by for me. I\'m sad that at the end... read more
No really a full review, as I read this series a long time ago. I do remember enjoying it n awful lot, nd waiting impatently for the next volue to be relased though :P But the reason I wanted to write here was to clear up the confusion with regrds to the number of volumes in the series.
While the website here (anime-planet) shows there are 38 volumes in Ranma 1/2 - this is only from the direct... read more
Ranma 1/2: The Movie - Big Trouble in Nekonron, China
All seems normal at the Tendo residence: Happosai is on a panty raid, Ranma and Akane are fighting, and the old men are playing Go – until a strange Chinese girl named Lychee shows up. It seems that she has come to revenge herself on Happosai, but before anyone can figure out what’s going on, a group called the Seven Lucky Gods Martial Artists comes and abducts Akane! Now, Ranma and company must travel to China with the strange girl to fight the Seven Lucky Gods, get Akane back, and hopefully make sense of the whole situation once and for all!
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When Ranma and the gang are invited to go on a boating trip with Kuno, they oblige, hoping to relax in the sun-- but luck isn’t with them. A storm soon strands them on a remote and isolated island, and it quickly becomes apparent this is no normal island! The girls begin disappearing one by one, and it’s up to Ranma to find out why. He discovers that they are being taken to be part of the harem of the ruler of the island, and immediately sets out to save them, even if he has to prove he is the best woman of them all to do it!
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The adventures of Ranma and his friends continue! The first of which involves Shampoo getting hold of a mysterious jewel that has the ability to change love into hate, making life surprisingly awkward for Ranma. Besides a noisy Christmas party, a new very unusual teacher and another tense meeting with his mother, Ranma will have to face many new and ancient opponents. Will he, this time, be able to deal with his emotional troubles towards Akane and claim his true position as the heir of the Tendo dojo?
Ranma 1/2 OVA: Chou Musabetsu Kessen! Ranma Team VS Densetsu no Houou
The fiercely competitive, yet hapless \'arch rival\' of Ranma Saotome, Kuno Tatewaki, comes across a mysterious egg that he believes may hold the power of the mysterious and legendary phoenix - and therefore could give him the means to finally defeat Ranma in combat! However, in true Kuno misfortune, the egg accidentally hatches on the top of his head, and refuses to budge. The sharp-beaked creature quickly begins to wreak uncontrollable havoc in a rampage all over Tokyo, with Kuno unwillingly \'attached\' and along for the ride. It\'s up to the rest of the crew to take on the challenge and bring the brutal bird back to Earth, and save the helpless Kuno from his destructive new companion.
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Happosai, fed up with Ranma interfering with his hobby, decides to use a sleeping incense on him to make Ranma "sleep till spring".But Akane accidentally smells the incense and due to unforeseen side effects starts attacking everyone and everything in her sleep. Now the gang has to find a way to wake her up.